MP Bobi Wine freed on bail in Uganda

Kenyan activists protest in solidarity with Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, in a march to the Ugandan embassy in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Ugandan pop musician turned MP Bobi Wine was freed on bail Monday, the latest twist in a legal odyssey he's been enmeshed in for nearly two weeks.

Wine appeared before the Gulu High Court Monday alongside 11 others charged with treason.
The politician arrived in court limping and walking with the aid of crutches.
Justice Stephen Mubiru, the presiding judge, declined the prosecutor's request to hold the accused's passports.
    Immediately after his release, Wine was whisked into an ambulance stationed outside the court.
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    The pop star, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was first arrested by the military on August 15 after rioting broke out between rival parties ahead of a local parliamentary election.
    His lawyer Erias Lukwago had previously told CNN that his client was tortured.
    Wine appeared before a military court last week on a weapons charge, which was withdrawn.
    The court ruled that Wine and others should be tried in a civil court for treason instead.
    Wine is the leader of a youth movement that has rattled the regime of President Yoweri Museveni.
    He was arrested alongside other opposition politicians after rioting broke out between rival parties ahead of a local parliamentary election.
    Museveni took to social media last week to dismiss allegations the MPs were tortured in detention.
    He said in a statement that doctors who examined the lawmaker said he had sustained "no head or chest injuries or bone fractures."
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